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Author: Elaine DaNae Marmel
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Wiley, 2010.
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Simply the easiest way to start using a Windows PC If you want a "show me how, don't tell me why" approach to learning how to use a computer, this is the book for you.


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Marmel, Elaine DaNae.
Pcs simplified.
Indianapolis, IN : Wiley, 2010
(DLC) 2010941215
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine DaNae Marmel
OCLC Number: 698591459
Description: 1 online resource (278 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1 Getting Familiar with Computer Basics. Discover the Computer. Benefits of Using a Computer. What You Can Do with a Computer. Types of Computers. Tour the Personal Computer. Learn About Computer Hardware and Software. Get to Know Data Input Devices. Get Acquainted with Data Output Devices. Learn About the Operating System. Tour the Central Processing Unit. Understanding Memory. Learn About Data Storage. 2 Purchasing a Computer. Choose a Computer Type. Select a CPU. Choose an Edition of Windows. Determine How Much RAM You Need. Select Data Storage Options. Choose a Monitor and Video Card. Choose a Printer. Add Other Hardware and Software. Tips on Purchase Considerations. 3 Getting Started with Your Computer. Set Up Your Work Area. Connect the Computer Components. Turn On the Computer for the First Time. Use a Keyboard. Use a Mouse. Explore Mouse Types. Use an Optical Drive. Use a USB Storage Device. Restart the Computer. Turn Off the Computer. 4 Learning Windows 7 Basics. Explore the Windows 7 Screen. Understanding the Start Menu. Start a Program. Tour a Program Window. Select a Command Using the Ribbon. Select a Command Using a Menu or Toolbar. Understanding Dialog Box Options. Use Dialog Box Controls. Save a Document. Open a Document. Switch Between Open Programs. Print a Document. Edit Document Text. Start Frequently Used Programs. Customize the Start Menu. Customize the Taskbar. Select a Desktop Theme and Screen Saver. 5 Managing Files and Folders. Understanding How Windows Organizes Data. View Files. Become Familiar with the Windows Explorer Screen. Select Files. Create a New Folder. Change the Windows Explorer Layout. Rename a File. Copy a File. Move a File. Create a Data CD or DVD. Delete a File. Restore a Deleted File. Search for a File. 6 Securing Windows 7. Secure Your Computer. Change the Logon Password. Establish Parental Controls. Check the Action Center. Prevent Others from Using Your Computer. 7 Working with Software. Install a Program. Uninstall a Program. Create Documents with a Word Processor. Crunch Numbers with a Spreadsheet. Build Presentations with a Presentation Program. Store Information with a Database. Manipulate Pictures with an Image Editor. Create Publications with a Desktop-Publishing Program. 8 Using Multimedia. How Digital Cameras Work. How Webcams Work. How Digital Audio Players Work. Understanding Digital Images. Understanding Digital Video. Understanding Digital Audio. Copy Music CD Tracks to Your Computer. Play Music Using Your Computer. Create a Music CD. Discover Gaming. Windows 7 Games. 9 Working with Portable Computers and Devices. Understand the Advantages of a Portable Computer. Discover Portable Devices. Synchronize Using a BlackBerry Smartphone. Synchronize Using an iPod. 10 Surfing the World Wide Web. Introduction to the Internet. Explore Internet Connections. Manually Establish an Internet Connection. Guard Against Internet Intruders. World Wide Web Basics. Learn About Web Browsers. Search the Web. Read News on the Web. Research Using the Web. Buy and Sell on the Web. Socialize on the Web. Protect Yourself on the Web. Protect Your Children on the Web. Protect Your Browsing Privacy. 11 Communicating Online. Introduction to E-Mail. Discover E-Mail Addresses. Compose an E-Mail Message. Learn About E-Mail Etiquette. Receive an E-Mail Message. Reduce E-Mail Spam. Guard Against E-Mail Viruses. 12 Wireless Computing. Discover Wireless Computing. Wireless Computing Devices. Connect to a Wireless Network. Wireless Network Security. Stream Media Throughout Your Home. 13 Performing Computer Maintenance. Update Your Operating System. Determine Hard Drive Free Space. Check Your Hard Drive for Errors. Defragment Your Hard Drive. Clean Up Your Hard Drive. Back Up Your Files. Restore a Backup.
Responsibility: Elaine Marmel, Kim P Werker, Eve Adamson.


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